You hoped for the perfect class schedule, with all of your classes back-to-back so you could be free for the rest of the day. Unfortunately, we assume that’s not likely the case—most students usually end up with less-than-ideal gaps in their schedule, and that’s normal! Here are a few things you can do to resist the temptation of leaving campus between classes.
FIND A COOL PLACE ON CAMPUS.
It doesn’t matter which college you attend, there’s always a hidden gem on any campus that not every many people know about! Go exploring, ask around and see if anyone knows about a cool spot.
TAKE A POWER NAP.
While not for everyone, quick naps have been demonstrated to be effective and make you more productive. Why not use a break in between classes to power up with a nap?
This one is downright obvious, but we also know it’s difficult to be motivated when you’re home after a long day. You’d be surprised at what just 10 or 20 minutes of time spent on homework can accomplish. You will also be freeing up your evening to do other things that matter to you.
VISIT AN INSTRUCTOR.
If you are struggling in a class or just have a basic question, go visit your instructor! Most instructors have office hours and would be glad to help you, they are here to help you succeed.
GET AN ON-CAMPUS JOB.
Working on campus is a great way to earn a little extra and stay on campus between classes. ASUMH offers students work study positions!
JOIN A CLUB.
In high school, you may have had a limited number of clubs, but in college there are so many! There is sure to be something that interests you. If not, why not create it?!
TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS.
Do you have registration paperwork that you’ve been putting off turning in? Do you have a financial aid question? Make your way to the third floor of Roller Hall and get everything taken care in one go.
GO WORK OUT.
ASUMH has a fitness center that’s free for students to use. Not only does working out supercharge your thinking, you’ll be looking and feeling great! Check out the facility on the first floor of Integrity First Hall and see what it’s about!
HAVE A SNACK.
Your brain is going to be working hard in college, so we can’t think of a better reason to bring a healthy snack with you from home or grab a bite to eat in the Hurd Student Center to keep your wits sharp.
CHECK YOUR CAMPUS EMAIL.
We know e-mail is just about as boring as real mail, but it is very important! Most of the departments and offices on campus use it to communicate time-sensitive info to students.